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Remote Viewing with Lt. F. Holmes ‘Skip’ Atwater

Written By: Cassandra Frost

Posted: 8/16/2002 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 2375   Submitted By:0x6a656666   Category: Remote Viewing
By Cassandra Frost, Editor, Suite101.com, Intuition, Remote Viewing, Consciousness Studies 
When then Lt. F. Holmes ‘Skip’ Atwater began the US Army Remote Viewing Star Gate program in 1978, he had no idea that he’d challenge his viewers with targets like underground UFO bases. 
Atwater grew up in a southern California home where it was normal to talk about things like leaving your body and hands on healing. During the Vietnam Era, on February 14, 1968, he joined the Army as an intelligence specialist. 
Along the way, Atwater had read ‘Journeys Out of the Body’ by Robert Monroe, which described how Hemi-Sync (tm) binaural (in both ears) beats enhanced learning, induced out of body experiences and stimulated different states of consciousness. He also read ‘Mind Reach’ by physicists Hal Puthoff, Ph.D. and Russell Targ, who later introduced him to remote viewing. He was asking questions like ‘What is this remote viewing? What is Monroe discovering about our consciousness with his Hemi-Sync applications?’ 
In 1977, Atwater packed up his wife and three kids and headed towards his new duty station, Ft. Meade, Maryland,to join the US Army’s elite Intelligence and Security command program, Systems Exploitation Detachment or SED. He worked on the Sensitive Activity Vulnerability Estimate or SAVE team. Cold war commanders were expected to take measures to protect ALL aspects of their operational capabilities. Once a new threat was identified, the SAVE team would ‘attack’ a command, challenging all aspects of security. 
Exploring his new Ft. Meade office, Atwater opened up his safe and discovered three Department of Defense documents “mistakenly” left by his predecessor. The first two described the Soviet Union’s research into psychic spying. The third was written by Targ and Puthoff and described remote-viewing research at SRI International in Menlo Park. 
Atwater read a 1972 report on how the Soviets were conducting parapsychology research at over 20 separate institutions with an annual operating budget of over 21 million dollars. The KGB funded this research. The other document described ‘bioinformation’ such as telepathy, precognition and clairvoyance and bioenergetics like psychokinesis and telekinesis. ‘Sounds like remote viewing to me,’ Atwater thought. Soviet Remote Viewing was now considered as a potential security threat. 
The third document described Project SCANATE, highly classified, CIA funded remote- viewing research conducted primarily at SRI that demonstrated the ability of remote-viewing surveillance to acquire and report intelligence to the intelligence community. 
What is RV? 
According to Atwater, Remote Viewing is: 
The acquisition and description, by mental means, of information blocked by ordinary perception by distance, shielding or time. A way of perceiving something with mental powers alone using a scientifically designed, protocol driven structured process for acquiring information.  
Typically, a viewer and interviewer are isolated with a target, which may be a picture or randomly generated numbers, in a sealed envelope. Neither know what the target is and are both blind to the target. This is known as working ‘double blind’ so the interviewer can’t feed information to the viewer. The interviewer might ask ‘Describe the location inside the envelope?’ The viewer might then make sketches or jot down brief word descriptions.  
Atwater then designed a proto-type RV program to assess if we could defend and/or hide our secrets from the Soviets and began working with SRI to orient the first six candidates to remote viewing.  
As operations and training, Atwater needed to ‘determine the operational capabilities and limitations of remote viewing, identifying and developing the individual RV skills, and test and evaluate the accuracy of remote viewing on unique targets.’ 
Challenge targets such as ET’s and UFOs were used to hone skills and stretch RV capabilities.  
Pat Price’s Underground UFO Bases 
Atwater worked not only with worked with Robert Monroe to develop his training program, he also worked Targ and Puthoff at SRI and learned of a viewer they had worked with named Pat Price.  
Former CIA director Stansfield Turner described Price as ‘A man who could ‘see’ what was going on anywhere in the world through his psychic powers.’ – Chicago Tribune, August 13, 1977.  
One day in 1973, Price walked into Hal Puthoff’s office, tossed a file on his desk and said ‘You might be interested in these UFO bases.’  
Price believed that ET’s had established four underground bases, had remote viewed them and provided Puthoff with descriptions of their locations and functions. 
Hal Puthoff, Ph.D., founded and directed the CIA funded Remote Viewing program at SRI from 1972 to 1985. Price, who died under mysterious circumstances in 1975, was believable had a proven RV track record and had neither agenda nor any axe to grind. 
Puthoff passed the same folder on to Atwater in the early ‘80’s, saying ‘You might be interested in this.’ 
At this point, it’s important to note that Price’s information was viewed without protocols, the results were not officially reported and Price did not use sealed envelopes.  
Price’s report stated that the bases primary purpose was to ‘reinforce B.T.L. implants, transport of new recruits and overall monitoring function.’ Today, Atwater has no idea what B.T.L. implants are and to his knowledge, no one has remote viewed this term.  
Price also reported that the base inhabitants looked like us, homosapiens, except for the heart, lungs, blood and eyes. He reported that the sites were highly protected from discovery, mutually supportive, and had very high technology. He also noted that they used ‘thought transfer for motor control of us.’ 
So where are these bases? 
The first is at Mt. Perdido is in the Pyrnees Mountains, between France and Spain. ‘A famous set of caves in the Pyrenees have ancient drawings of ancient astronauts and flying spacecraft,’ Atwater explained. ‘And there have been a number of sightings here.’  
Mt. Perdido, aka Mt. Perdu, is 3,352 m, 11,007 ft high and is the third highest mountain in the Pyrenees.  
Price reported that the main base was protected around a 2-mile perimeter with detectors. Several craft were in the launch recovery area and had what looked like an electromagnetic field propulsion system. 
Price’s next underground base location is Mt. Inyangani, the highest mountain (2,592 m, 8,503 ft) in Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, Africa.  
‘Actually, it’s more of a maintenance and tech center,’ Price viewed. ‘This base looks like overhaul and maintenance unit. I see lots of spare equipment. Parts are being welded in a vacuum area with window area then parts are fused. A grayish white powder is pasted on both parts then fused.’ His attention was drawn to unit that several were working on. It is a tubular grid system ‘for ionizing a layer of air.’ 
The next site is at Mt. Hayes, Alaska. It appears to be a weather and geological center and has similar security measures to prevent discovery.  
He described ‘computer equipment’ and followed leads on an ‘oscilloscope’ which led to a small box like structure which contained rotational antenna that sat on top of a mountain peak. The receiver seemed to be part of a detection system.  
‘If they were discovered,’ Price wrote, ‘personnel are deployed physically in activity to make sure of failure of that certain project. This site has also been responsible for strange activity and malfunction of US and Soviet space projects.’ Atwater suggested that if a probe was launched over this part of Alaska, that it might be interfered in some way, to prevent detection of the Mt. Hayes base. 
‘It comes to mind that these ‘people’ have infiltrated all government in sensitive positions, not to control government, the processes or people, but rather to be in positions of power to stop politically any activity that may produce a result that could cause discovery.’ 
The fourth site is Mt. Ziel, a personnel center, in Australia’s Northern Territory. ‘It is interesting that this unit appears to have the most personnel. There are personnel from the other three sites here, like a rest and recreation area.’ For a few moments, Price felt slightly disoriented and decided they had detected him so he led them to Melbourne. 
Price returned to the site and saw vehicles from the other bases, with each having different ID marks that correspond to each site’s different functions. ‘Mt. Ziel had personnel for all bases and is the homosapiens introduction point.’ he observed. Price also noted that the site should be approached with caution and that the area was under alert at that moment.  
Is any of this true?  
Atwater looked at Price’s data and asked ‘Is any of this true?’  
After reviewing the file, Atwater conferred with Puthoff. Puthoff told Atwater that a colleague of his knew northern Australia’s CIA station chief and had decided to call him and ask what was going on.  
The colleague called and asked ‘Hey, is there anything unusual going on down there?’  
The station chief answered ‘No, this is a dead assignment, nothing is going on other than all those UFO’s flying around Mt. Ziel.’ 
Atwater now oversaw a cadre of skilled remote viewers and needed challenge targets. In 1982, he pulled Puthoff’s file from his drawer and thought ‘Here are some interesting targets to look at. What would happen if I used these as training targets? If they tell me that there is UFO stuff there, it will corroborate what Pat Price said.’ 
Atwater emphasizes that this targeting was his idea, that there was no CIA or military tasking. He was a military officer in a military unit using his own challenge targets to test and evaluate the viewers he was training to see how they were progressing. As such, the challenge targets were viewed under strict protocol.  
In July, 1982, Atwater gave Joe McMoneagle a challenge target of Mt. Hayes. 
‘I’ve never seen anything like it’ he began. ‘It’s like walking into a place I have no familiarity with at all. It’s not just something you describe. It’s all brand new. There’s a desolate open range of mountains.’ 
McMoneagle perceived a mountainous location with underground tubes and tunnels and ball shaped objects. ‘The whole thing is underground and is powered by like an atomic power plant. I have seen something and don’t have the rudimentary terms to describe it,’ McMoneagle continued. 
According to McMoneagle ‘This is a prototype of something. I don’t get an aggressive nature to this target. I don’t sense the presence of individuals at the target.’ 
McMoneagle went on to draw some radio type of intercept things, very similar to the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program HAARP Array, about 100 miles SE of Mt. Hayes in Alaska. 
‘If you ask Joe McMoneagle today about the Mt. Hayes site,’ Atwater explained ‘he’ll say it was more like a radio site or something that NSA would put up there and that he doesn’t remember anything about UFOs, so we have an interesting dilemma.’ 
‘All of the drawings and comments support a number of probable possibilities,’ McMoneagle said. ‘One is underground UFO Bases. The other is an Over-the-Horizon Radar site. Another would be some other form of system like the HAARP which is still classified.’  
Star Gate team member Mel Riley, US Army, ret., was given this same target in November, 1986.  
Riley’s introduction into this process happened when an agent on the ground had taken a picture of a piece of military machinery that was completely covered by canvas. He told his comrades that he could draw what was under the canvas. He proceeded to draw what he pictured and in his terms, the feedback he received was, "It totally freaked them out". Immediately thereafter, Mel was asked to go to Ft. Meade. He worked in the unit as a viewer, project officer, monitor, and analyst. 
He began with the impression that structure is some sort of UFO. ‘A dark figure is seated at a circular control panel, another light figure is in the background,’ he viewed. 
‘The structure is located within a mountain with a large triangular peak with a large lake at the base of the mountain,’ Riley recorded.  
‘There are two people walking outside and two people inside the structure. Inside the structure sits something that looks similar to an organ. The word observing comes to mind. There appears to be some sort of screen or monitor.’ 
‘When I saw Mel’s drawing,’ Atwater said ‘it reminded me of the oscilloscope description given by Pat Price, his idea of some sort of a round sort of screen you might watch signals on.’ 
Atwater concludes ‘The two viewings above are part of others that appear to confirm the existence of these bases. These sites are described as protected from discovery, mutually supportive in purpose, and of very high technology. The later data reports the site’s purpose as benign and involving precise observation, location, relay, and perhaps some navigational use. These data also indicate that the sites may not always be occupied and may be somehow connected with a deep space object.’ 
‘So it’s entirely possible that some sort of extraterrestrial civilization checks in every now and then but does not man a 24/7 kind of a crew. It’s a possibility.’ 
’We are not alone in all that is, he continued. ‘But should we expect that our companions are made of the same "stuff" as we are? I think not. It’s hard to grasp the idea of a periodic table different from ours, given our closed-end perspective of physical reality.’  
‘I would suspect that given an alternative zero-point field environment, atoms and electrons would combine differently and that process would yield far different intelligent life than we know,’ Atwater hypothesized. ‘Perhaps that is why physical contact with extraterrestrials is so rare.’ 
’The answer may be in seeking contact on the mental and spiritual planes beyond the often-narrow confines of physical reality,’ he concluded. ‘For our presence here is transient and our spiritual existence is timeless.’ 
Today, Atwater works as the Research Director for the Monroe Institute (http://www.monroeinstitute.org), since Monroe personally hired him in June, 1988, is author of ‘Captain of My Ship, Master of My Soul’ and is an internationally acclaimed speaker.  
McMoneagle runs his own Remote Viewing company Intuitive Intelligence Applications (http://www.mceagle.com/), has written MIND TREK, The Ultimate Time Machine and Remote Viewing Secrets and most recently astounded Japanese police by Rving a woman in her apartment who’d been missing for 27 years.  
Riley lives a quiet life in a remote part of the mid-west and is contemplating his first book.  
Cassandra Frost edits a site that covers Remote Viewing, Intuition and Consciousness Studies at http://www.suite101.com/welcome.cfm/intuition_remote_viewing